Posted: Mar 31, 2013 4:56 PM by Andrew Ellison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Mar 31, 2013 11:46 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - It's an Easter tradition for Corpus Christi, the Sunrise Passion Play. This was the 71st year for the play as crowds got up early to head to Cole Park, and start their Easter sunday by watching the story of Jesus's life.
The play encompasses the whole story, starting with his birth, moving to his teachings and miracles, and ending in his death and resurrection.
It takes 130 people to make this play happen.
Max Moorman played Jesus this year and says it's all about telling a special story.
"That's what we're here for. We're here to lift him up, which just means to make a big deal out of Jesus. What he did, what he did on our behalf," he says.
Cecelia Cashion has been helping to put this play on for 25 years. She says the young actors inspire her most.
"These children give up sunday afternoons to go play and go to the beach, to come out here to practice," she says.
And the community appreciates it, like audience member Bryan Cobb.
"It brings the community together, teaches them about the word of God, how it really took place in the beginning," he says.
And with such a big production, Director Debra Brown says it's great to see local people use their talents to tell this story.
"Just regular people coming out and sharing their gifts and their love for Christ, that's why they do it," she says.
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